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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for Asia Pacific Report as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

By Lice Movono in Suva Veteran Fijian journalist Netani Rika and his wife were resting in their living room when he was suddenly woken, startled...

ANALYSIS: By Colin Peacock, RNZ Mediawatch presenter Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has confirmed today what pundits have predicted for weeks: the plan for a public...

By Ian Chute in Suva Fijian Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) board chairman Ajay Bhai Amrit says he has receipts to prove former FBC chief executive officer...

COMMENTARY: By Kayt Davies in Perth I wasn't good at French in my final year of high school. My classmates had five years of language...

RNZ Pacific Journalist Victor Mambor, who is the chief editor of the West Papuan newspaper and website Jubi, has received the Oktovianus Pogau Award from...

Airstrikes ordered against civilian targets, destruction of thousands of buildings, millions displaced, nearly 3000 civilians murdered, more than 13,000 jailed, the country’s independent media...

By Wata Shaw in Suva Former Fijian Broadcasting Corporation chief executive Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was paid $224,792 in bonuses during his term at FBC which began...

By Repeka Nasiko in Lautoka Fiji's Media Industry Development Act will soon be reviewed over the next few weeks. Speaking to The Fiji Times in Lautoka...

COMMENTARY: By Gavin Ellis It is unlikely that the Mayor of Auckland, Wayne Brown, took any lessons from the city’s devastating floods but the rest...

RNZ News Auckland mayor Wayne Brown is under fire for calling New Zealand journalists "drongos", blaming them for having to cancel a round of tennis...

Pacific Media Watch Radio Australia's Pacific Beat reports today on how Fiji has fared under the draconian Media Act that has restricted media freedom over...

By Wata Shaw in Suva Fijian Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) chief executive officer Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s employment status has been terminated, new board chair Ajay Bhal Amrit...

Pacific Media Watch A prominent Papuan journalist has said a recent bombing near his home is the latest in a string of attacks against him,...

COMMENTARY: By Ian Powell On 14 December 2022 German police arrested 25 people over what was called the “Reichsburger plot”. Two days later The Observer...

By Dandy Koswaraputra and Pizaro Gozali Idrus A veteran journalist known for covering rights abuses in Indonesia’s militarised Papua region says a bomb exploded outside...

COMMENTARY: By Myles Thomas How the RNZ/TVNZ merger went from its first reading in Parliament to the legislative extinction list is an example of why...

Pacific Media Watch A mother, daughter of a migrant and an “OG Taranaki girl” - they are some of the ways Aotearoa New Zealand's new...

ANALYSIS: By Brett Wilkins As Julian Assange awaits the final appeal of his looming extradition to the United States while languishing behind bars in London's...

RNZ News Aotearoa New Zealand has become hugely polarised and it is little wonder Jacinda Ardern has decided to call it a day, says Helen...

By Meri Radinibaravi in Suva Freelance columnist and businessman Ajay Bhai Amrit is the new chair of the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) board -- and...

By Lian Buan in Manila The Philippines’ Court of Tax Appeals has acquitted Nobel laureate Maria Ressa and Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) of four...

Pacific Media Watch Fiji's military commander stirred a wave of anxiety today with an extraordinary statement claiming concern over the "ambition and speed" of...